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US has a new murder capital

New Orleans, one of the most popular US cities for tourism, has achieved an unwanted title: America’s murder capital. Surging crime and breakdowns in law enforcement have given the ‘Big Easy’ the highest US homicide rate, far exceeding those in such violence-plagued cities as St. Louis, Chicago or New York. …

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US capital requests National Guard

Washington, DC mayor Muriel Bowser appealed to the Pentagon and the White House for National Guard aid to deal with thousands of illegal migrants being bused in from Texas and Arizona, but did not receive a response, a local outlet reported on Thursday. Bowser complained the capital’s resources were “overwhelmed” …

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Thousands take to streets in Armenian capital

Anti-government protests in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan continued on Thursday, while the authorities have claimed that outside help is not needed to deal with the unrest. A campaign to oust Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has been ongoing since April 25. The dissatisfaction was prompted by remarks by Pashinyan that …

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Belarus may widen use of capital punishment

Belarus has responded to efforts by anti-war activists to sabotage the nation’s railway network by taking steps to make attempted terrorist attacks punishable by execution. The former Soviet republic’s lower house of parliament approved plans on Wednesday to widen use of the death penalty, according to state-run media outlet Belta. …

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Ruble rallies amid easing of capital controls

The Russian ruble has strengthened against the euro and US dollar on Friday, trading data from the Moscow Exchange shows. The rally comes despite the easing of capital controls this week, after the central bank allowed purchases of foreign currencies in the country. As of 10:07 GMT the Russian currency …

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Russia to see record capital inflow this year – reports

Russia’s balance of payments surplus could hit a historic high this year, amounting to $200-$300 billion, business news outlet RBC reported on Monday. Economists polled by RBC have predicted record capital inflows into the country, despite the tightening Western sanctions. They pointed to major factors behind the inflow, such as …

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Russian military comments on actions near Ukraine’s capital

Russian troops near the Ukrainian cities of Kiev and Chernigov are regrouping as the goal of the first stage of its military operation has been completed, defense ministry announced on Wednesday. During a regular press briefing, the ministry spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov said “planned regrouping of troops is taking place …

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March in honor of Nazi veterans returns to EU capital

Hundreds of people marched in the Latvian capital Riga on Wednesday to honor their compatriots who fought alongside the Nazis during World War II. Around 200 demonstrators carried the national flags of Latvia and Ukraine, as well as flowers that were laid at the foot of the Freedom Monument in …

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China sails capital ship past Taiwan ahead of US talks

Just hours before the scheduled phone call between US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, China sailed its aircraft carrier Shandong through the Taiwan Strait. The Foreign Ministry in Beijing, however, says the two are unrelated and Western media are being too “sensitive” about it. The Shandong …

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